Born, raised, and resides in Jackson, Michigan. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Elm Plating Company located in Jackson, MI. A proud graduate of Michigan State University in 1996 in Psychology & Sociology. He immediately began his career as the Quality Manager at Elm Plating Company from 1996 to 2007. In 2008 was promoted to Vice President overseeing day to day operations, and in 2014 assumed his current role as Chief Operating Officer.